Al-Raqqah Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: reliable sources dismissed to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the news propagandized about on media and TV channels, about the assassination of a commander in the intelligence of the Syria Democratic Forces, and private sources conformed to the SOHR that this news is completely false, and what happened in Al-Raqqah city which is under the control of the SDF, was just a US tour by the American troops where they entered the communication building in Al-Sa’aa area in the city, where the American committee was accompanied by armored vehicles and they conducted their tour in the area, while the SOHR obtained information few days ago, from several reliable sources that sleeper cells are preparing to carry out operations in the east Euphrates area, against the Syria Democratic Forces and their security forces in their controlled areas east of Euphrates and in Manbij, and the reliable sources confirmed to the Observatory that these cells belong to the regime and linked to Turkey, the sources warned of operations that these cells may carry out against personalities, fighters, and leaders of the Syria Democratic Forces and the democratic self-administration. This information came in conjunction with an assassination attempt against a figure working at the Self-administration relations office in al-Qameshly area, where he was shot by unidentified gunmen.
the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored the escalation of targeting east of Euphrates area, especially in al-Raqqah and in the countryside of Deir Ezzor province by these cells, where since the 19th of August 2018 until the 24th of February 2019; these reprisals have claimed the lives of 219 fighters, civilians, oil workers, and officials in service parties, in areas within the 4 provinces of Aleppo, Deir Ezzor, Al-Raqqah and Al-Hasakah, in addition to Manbij area in the northeast of Aleppo Province, which is controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces, where the Syrian Observatory monitored these cells assassinating 64 civilians including a woman in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, al-Hasakah countryside, al-Raqqah city and countryside, and Manbij area, in addition to the assassination of 151 fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces including local leaders in the same areas, and 4 members of International Coalition were killed, also the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Human monitored the injury of tens of people due to these assassinations.
And on the 25th of November 2018, the “Islamic State” organization declared its responsibility of the assassination that was carried out in early November 2018, which targeted one of the sheikhs of an Arab clan and who is also one of the most prominent members of the Local Council, in Al-Raqqah city center -the former stronghold of the organization before it was expelled from it where the Syria Democratic Forces imposed their control over the area- few days after demands to the International Coalition to reveal the circumstances of his assassination and investigate the case, and after the state of anger in Al-Raqqah city, which was accompanied by accusations of eliminating him by intelligence agents, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has received a copy of a video filmed by the organization, shows the execution of a member of the SDF before 3 of his captured comrades, after they were all captured in clashes shown in the video that they were in the vicinity of the enclave that the organization controls in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where a member of the organization appeared in the video talking about the ongoing events and directing a message to the families of the fighters of SDF, until he said “neither your homes nor houses are save from the shelling of those your sons fighting under the cover of their warplanes, but you are still not living in peace, they unwillingly recruited your sons, and threw them in the fronts, and Jund Al-Khilafah (the Soldiers of the Caliphate) are roaming in your areas, harvesting the heads of all of those cooperate with them, and al-Hwydi is not far off from you”, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 2nd of November 2018, that a state of tension prevails al-Raqqah city as a result of an assassination of one of the most prominent elders of the Arab clan of al-Afadela, where he was assassinated in his car by gunfire from an unidentified gunman, probably from cells of the “Islamic State” Organization, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the assassination of Bashir al-Hwydi -how is a member of al-Raqqah Civil Council- took place in al-Nour street in al-Raqqah city, which is controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces and the International Coalition, and the assassination was carried out by a person who rode with him in the car, pulled the pistol of Hwydi from him, and killed him, amid fears of similar assassinations that may take place in the future against political and military figures by assassination cells and cells of the “Islamic State” Organization, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 20th of November 2018 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the Turkish authorities are supervising on forming sleeper cells that active within areas of control of the Syria Democratic Forces east of Euphrates, and in the details obtained by the Syrian Observatory: the Turkish authorities are forming cells under the supervision of their intelligence, composed mostly from people of al-Raqqah and Deir Ezzor provinces, and oversees their training in secret training camps within areas of control of the Euphrates Shield Operation Forces, in Afrin area and in the northern countryside of Aleppo, where they are trained on the bombings and assassinations and carrying them out in a precise and fast manner. The sources confirmed that the process of forming the cells and sending them to areas east of Euphrates; come as the Turkish intelligence service exploiting the personal cards of Syrians known as “Kimlik”, which are being delivered by the Syrian citizens when leaving the Turkish territory towards any neighboring country, where cards of Syrian citizens are being used and these cells are sent to areas controlled by the Syria Democratic Forces east of Euphrates, while reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that tens of thousands of Syrians who have left Turkey in recent months and years; their personal cards which were issued in Turkey have been kept and deposited with the Turkish records, while they are being used to pass these cells under the pretext of visiting their relatives, while these cells work to carry out assassinations against leading, political, and military personalities in addition to trying to create a rift between components of the society within the east of Euphrates area, and the Syrian Observatory published on the 30th of October 2018, that the Turkish authorities and intelligence failed in creating a clannish sedition in Al-Raqqah countryside, one of their attempts was represented by the try of 8 persons of Al-Hanadi Clan, to create a sedition between this clan and between Al-Boassaf Clan, through kidnapping one of the members of the latter clan, beating and insulting him, in the name of “Al-Hanadi Clan”, in Al-Buz area in Tal Abyad countryside, then the Kurdish Internal Security Forces (Asayish) arrested and investigated them, where reliable sources confirmed that they confessed that they were propelled by Turkey to create a clannish sedition, in an attempt to create a state of disorder in the area, along with the Turkish preparations for a military operation against the area of the east of the Euphrates, which is controlled by the SDF, and the video that shows the young men torturing the man of Al-Boassaf Clan who they kidnapped, became widespread, but the intervene of nobles and dignitaries as well as the Kurdish Internal Security Forces between the both clans, clarified the points of view between them, and prevented a clannish fighting that the members of the sleeper cells aimed to ignite between the clans.